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SPORT & LEISURE - SAILING

Volvo Ocean Race reveals route for next year’s race, and it is the longest yet

Posted on 06/07/2016

The next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, the world's premier round-the-world sailing event, will start in Alicante, Spain late next year and be the longest distance in race history, organisers said on Wednesday. The 13th ocean race, which will take eight months to complete instead of the previous nine, is reckoned to be the toughest professional challenge in yachting and this time will cover a daunting 45,000 nautical miles and visit 11 cities, said chief executive Mark Turner. Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

National Day Sailing Regatta to kick off at Corniche Breakwater in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 13/11/2015

The 2-day National Day Sailing Regatta, organised by the Emirates Heritage Club, EHC, will kick off tomorrow under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President's Representative, and Chairman of the EHC. The event will begin on the Corniche Breakwater in Abu Dhabi with a large number of participants from various local marine clubs. The race will be attended by Abdullah Al Obaidli, Director of the Emirates Sailing School in EHC, heads of participating delegations, and ...  >>MORE

Team Abu Dhabi XCAT to share sailing world cup stage

Posted on 30/10/2015

The boats come in many shapes and sizes at the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, which got under way in Abu Dhabi yesterday, and there will be one extra powerful addition to the line-up this weekend. Team Abu Dhabi, challenging for outright victory in this year's XCAT World Series, will make a guest appearance when the regatta enters its second day at Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club on Friday. Saleh Al Mansoori and throttle man, Rashed Al Tayer, will take the mighty Team Abu Dhabi XCAT to ...  >>MORE

DIMC begins race season under the slogan ‘Brave Martyrs’

Posted on 10/09/2015

Dubai International Marine Club, DIMC, is organising the Traditional 43ft Dhow Sailing Championship under the slogan, ‘Brave Martyrs' on Saturday 9th September at the beginning of the 2015 – 2016 marine racing season. With the blessing of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the DIMC, and in support of the public feeling towards the soldiers of the country, the board members decided to dedicate this racing season to the brave martyrs of the UAE in Yemen. The ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team

Posted on 02/07/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces received this evening at Al Bateen Palace members of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team who won the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the meeting attended by H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the team members and exchanged with them greetings on the occasion of the holy month of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi team wins Volvo Ocean Race's in-port series

Posted on 28/06/2015

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing completed a Volvo Ocean Race double on Saturday in the city of Gothenburg (Goteborg in Swedish) when its sixth-place finish in the final in-port race secured the overall victory in the 10-part series, reported the Associated Press. The team clinched the main off-shore trophy in the nine-month race on Monday when it arrived in southern Sweden after a journey of more than 38,000 nautical miles and stops on every continent. The in-port races have been ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing win 12th edition of Volvo Ocean Race

Posted on 23/06/2015

GOTHENBURG: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Azzam), skippered by Briton Ian Walker, won the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race yesterday, Monday. Walker's crew finished fifth in the final leg won by Turkish-American boat Team Alvimedica, the fleet having covered some 40,000nm (74,000km) in just under nine months of racing since it set sail from Alicante, Spain, in early October last year. The last stage of the triennial event, 1,000nm from Lorient, France, via a pit-stop in The Hague, was won by ...  >>MORE

ADOR set for celebrations on final leg to Sweden

Posted on 22/06/2015

Volvo Ocean Race, VOR, champions-elect, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, has set off from The Hague in The Netherlands on the final leg of the round the world race after arriving in fifth place on Friday for a scheduled pit stop. The ADOR crew left for Gothenburg, Sweden at precisely 15:53:43 hrs. on Saturday with an unassailable points advantage that means they are assured of being crowned VOR champions irrespective of their finishing position on the ninth and final leg of the nine-month, 39,000 ...  >>MORE

ADOR ready for final leg of Volvo Race

Posted on 16/06/2015

Volvo Ocean Race champions-elect, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, will race all-out for a final podium place in the epic round the world race's ninth and final leg to Gothenburg, Sweden, which starts from Lorient, France on Tuesday, June 16th. The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority-backed team's unsurpassable points advantage of eight points means they will be crowned winners of the Volvo Ocean Race in Sweden irrespective of their finishing position on Leg 9. However, skipper Ian Walker ...  >>MORE

‘The vision was to win the race’: Six years later, Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race dreams realised ‘The vision was to win the race’: Six years later, Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race dreams realised

Posted on 13/06/2015

Once he had hugged and congratulated his crew on crossing the finish line in Lorient, the first thing Ian Walker did was go below deck to shoot off an email. Azzam had finished the eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in third place. But Walker and his men had sealed an historic overall triumph, one of the greatest in the UAE's sporting history. The email was to the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA), to thank them for standing by him and others in Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ador). ...  >>MORE

UAE sailing fans applaud victorious Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team

Posted on 12/06/2015

Jubilant Emiratis and sailing fans across the country expressed their joy and pride as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday. "In the sailing world we compare this to winning the Formula One. It's the toughest sailing competition in the world and the UAE has won it,” said Butti Al Mehairi, a professional sailor in the UAE. "It's a big day for Abu Dhabi. What the guys did, Adel Khalid and the skipper Ian Walker, is huge and a great accomplishment. We're all very ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing seal victory in 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race with one leg to go

Posted on 11/06/2015

Not many men can claim to have tamed the oceans of this world, but on Thursday morning, the men of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam did just that. Ian Walker, Azzam's skipper and Adil Khalid, the only Emirati in the Volvo Ocean Race produced a landmark day in Abu Dhabi's sporting history, arguably the UAE's greatest sporting achievement. The details are that Walker led Azzam to yet another podium finish, arriving third on the eighth leg of the Volvo race, from Lisbon to Lorient. More ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ready to take on stormy leg 8 in 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race

Posted on 08/06/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate's team currently leading the Volvo Ocean Race – has left Lisbon on Leg 8 of the round-the-world race to Lorient, France. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi)-backed team passed the Lisbon leaving mark in fifth place after ghosting around the one-hour inshore section in Lisbon's Tagus River in light and fickle breezes and strong current.. Leg 8 is the shortest in the race so far, however the 647-mile Atlantic course is packed ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing aims for magnificent seven of in-port race podiums

Posted on 06/06/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate's Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) competing team – will be boosted by one of Portugal's biggest sporting stars in Lisbon this weekend, as the Azzam crew looks to secure a seventh podium finish in the In-Port Race Series (IPRS) of the epic race. The IPRS continues this Saturday in the Portuguese capital, with ADOR currently leading the short-course series by a single point over Team Brunel. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi)-backed team ...  >>MORE

Despite ‘torture’ of Leg 7, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s lead largely intact

Posted on 28/05/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam struggled home fifth in the "torture” that was Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday, but their overall lead in the nine-month, round-the-world race was cut by only one point. Dongfeng, the Chinese team who are second overall to Azzam, finished one slot ahead of the Abu Dhabi boat in the Newport to Lisbon leg after losing a duel for third place by 55 seconds to Alvimedica. With two legs remaining in the "Everest of sailing”, Azzam are on 16 points, ...  >>MORE

Race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leaves Newport on Atlantic crossing

Posted on 19/05/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, the emirate's Volvo Ocean Race, VOR, entrant, has left Newport, Rhode Island on Leg 7 of the 39,000 nautical mile race around the world. The team, which is backed by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, and leads the field in both the overall standings and in the short course In-Port Race Series, IPRS, passed the Newport leaving mark in sixth place after an hour of intense inshore racing which saw them lead at the start but drop to the back in a ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Media’s Yas Channel to carry Al Gaffel dhow race

Posted on 19/05/2015

The 25th annual Al Gaffal traditional dhow race will be staged off Sir Bu Niir Island at Sharjah, with activities from Monday through Saturday. The Al Gaffel competition was first organised in 1991, on the directive of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The race was created to honour pearl divers, who played an integral role in the development of the emirates. The sailing event will feature up to 100 dhows measuring 18 metres in length and more than 3,000 sailors. Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean racing tops In-Port Race Series leaderboard after newport fightback

Posted on 18/05/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, the Volvo Ocean Race, VOR, team from the capital of the UAE, surged back to the top of the In-Port Race Series, IPRS, leaderboard, after battling back from last place to finish third in the American leg of the sprint competition. The result, in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday, is the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, backed team's 12th podium result from 13 starts in this edition of the race, and means it now tops the IPRS standings as well ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi target return to top spot in US

Posted on 16/05/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) will be looking to surge back into top spot on the In-Port Race series leader board when competitive action in the round-the-world challenge resumes this weekend in the United States. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi)-backed team — led by double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker — tops the race's overall standings by a margin of six points, but sits second by one point to Netherlands crew Team Brunel in the short-course series. In-Port ...  >>MORE

ADOR stars aiming to earn their stripes at US finish line

Posted on 21/04/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, the emirate's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, VOR, has left Itajai, Brazil, on the round the world race's sixth leg, to Newport, USA. The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority-backed team passed the Itajai leaving marker at the end of the initial inshore section in third place in the six-boat fleet, which is expected to complete the 5,010 nautical-mile leg in around 20 days. For the second day in succession, windless conditions prevailed in Itajai, making for ...  >>MORE

Sir Bani Yas Offshore Tour kicks off with 60 sailing boats

Posted on 20/04/2015

The Sir Bani Yas Offshore Tour witnessed a fantastic start as 60 sailing enthusiasts rushed to take the lead in the exciting 36-hour nonstop race from Sir Bani Yas to Dubai. They will be pitted not only against the open sea, but also against each other's experience as they sail to claim victory at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, DOSC, 175 nautical miles away. Building on the success of last year's inaugural event, the mariners will take on one of the oldest trading routes in the region, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing aiming for Brazilian 'one-two' at Itajai In-Port Race

Posted on 18/04/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) will be looking to cement its position at the top of the Volvo Ocean Race standings with a strong performance in the Brazilian heat of the In-Port Race series in Itajai when competitive action resumes on Saturday. The team - led by British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker and backed by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) – won the fifth leg of the round-the-world race from New Zealand to Brazil, establishing a seven-point advantage at ...  >>MORE

Sir Bani Yas to host offshore sailing race

Posted on 14/04/2015

The second Sir Bani Yas Offshore Race in Abu Dhabi's Western Region, will be held from April 18th – 19th, the Tourism Development and Investment Company, TDIC, announced yesterday. Building on the success of last year's inaugural event, the race, organised by the TDIC in partnership with Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, DOSC, will bring together sailing enthusiasts from sailing clubs across the whole of the UAE in a non-stop race from Sir Bani Yas Island, the award winning nature and wildlife ...  >>MORE

ADOR wins fifth leg of VOR

Posted on 07/04/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, the emirate's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, has established a seven point advantage at the top of the overall standings after winning the fifth leg in the epic, round-the-world race, from New Zealand to Brazil. The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, backed crew, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line in Itajai at 16:30 on Sunday April 5th after more than 18-days of non-stop ocean racing. During the 6,776 nautical-mile leg from ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid returns to full fitness

Posted on 06/04/2015

Emirati sailing superstar, Adil Khalid, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, the emirate's Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad, is fit and raring to get back in the race after recovering from illness. The UAE trimmer and helmsman was forced to miss out on both Leg 4 and Leg 5 of the round-the-world epic after being struck down with severe food poisoning on the eve of the fleet's departure from Sanya, China, on February 8th. Since then, the 27-year-old has embarked on an intensive rehabilitation ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing retain narrow Leg 5 lead

Posted on 04/04/2015

The absorbing Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race will come to a climax on Sunday, when any one of four boats could claim victory in Itajai, Brazil, after three weeks and 6,776 nautical miles of thrills and spills. The stage has more than lived up to its reputation as the toughest of the entire nine-month marathon and a real boat-breaker. It has seen the retirement of Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) following a mast breakage early last Monday, shortly before the crew was due to round ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi takes Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 lead as fleet rounds treacherous Cape Horn coast

Posted on 01/04/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ador) has moved into first place during the Volvo Ocean Race fifth leg as the remaining fleet round the treacherous Cape Horn coast. "The Horn”, as it is most commonly known, is located on Hornos Island — a remote and rocky outcrop in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago — completely exposed to the Southern Ocean storms that rage around the bottom of the world. Conditions were characteristically ferocious when Azzam rounded at 14:22 UTC (6.22pm UAE time) on Monday, March ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing remains top of In-Port Race leaderboard despite sixth place finish in Auckland

Posted on 16/03/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, maintained its lead in the round-the-world race's ‘short-course' series, despite having to settle for sixth place in yesterday's New Zealand Herald In-Port Race in Auckland. Despite having Kiwi rugby hero Jonah Lomu aboard as celebrity guest for the sixty-minute race in Auckland Harbour, an unexpected windshift just minutes after the start left ADOR at the back of the pack early on. The result, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority-backed team's first ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing gets triple boost from New Zealand rugby superstars

Posted on 11/03/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) will be boosted by three of New Zealand's most cherished sporting heroes when competitive action in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) resumes at the end of the stopover in Auckland this weekend. New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu, scorer of the most tries in Rugby World Cup history, will step aboard ADOR's racing yacht Azzam as celebrity guest for the New Zealand Herald In-Port Race on Saturday March 14th. The following day, when ADOR sets out on Leg 5 to Brazil, rugby ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean racing leads Volvo Ocean Race after tense second place finish in Auckland

Posted on 01/03/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) entrant from the United Arab Emirates' capital, has surged into first place on the overall leaderboard after coming in second on Leg 4 of the round-the-world yacht race, from China to New Zealand. The team, backed by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and led by British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, crossed the finish line in Auckland at 2035 yesterday (local time), a fraction over four minutes ...  >>MORE

Team SCA take the long way round as Abu Dhabi lead Volvo Ocean Race leg 4

Posted on 15/02/2015

The only women's team in the Volvo Ocean Race were hoping on Saturday that a bold tactical move to sail in the opposite direction to all but one other team in the fleet would pay dividends on leg four to Auckland from China. While their rival boats ducked south in the 5,264-nautical mile (nm) route from Sanya to New Zealand, Team SCA (Sweden) went north in apparently the wrong direction towards Taiwan through the Pacific Ocean. The only crew to follow their lead was Team Brunel (Netherlands), ...  >>MORE

ADOR completes hat-trick of Volvo Ocean Race leg podium finishes

Posted on 29/01/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ADOR, held off the challenges of three Volvo Ocean Race, VOR, rivals to finish second in a thrilling final sprint for the Leg 3 finish line in Sanya, China, completing a hat-trick of podium finishes so far in the round-the-world race. Azzam , meaning ‘determination' in Arabic, fended off the close attentions of Team Alvimedica, MAPFRE and Team Brunel to claim the runners-up spot behind runaway winners Dongfeng Race Team from China. The team, led by double Olympic ...  >>MORE

Mcilroy, Walker stage ‘world’s longest distance’ selfie

Posted on 18/01/2015

The world's longest distance selfie was taken on Friday, connecting thousands of miles between world number one Rory McIlroy, the world's No.1, and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker. McIlroy, who is chasing Martin Kaymer in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, discussed winning strategies with Walker as he steered the iconic racing yacht Azzam across the Indian Ocean. Walker, currently pursuing Chinese boat 'Dongfeng' on Leg Three of the Volvo Ocean Race, congratulated McIlroy on ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing chase Leg 3 leaders

Posted on 14/01/2015

The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team are in third place in Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet approaches the halfway point of the stage from the UAE capital to Sanya in China. Charles Caudrelier's Dongfeng Race Team are out in front as they bid to become the first Chinese boat to win a leg. On Tuesday, Dongfeng Race Team led by 29.4 nautical miles (nm) from Team Brunel, with the Ian Walker-skippered ADOR hot on their heels 3.5nm further adrift. The trio started Leg 3 from Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leads fleet off to China

Posted on 04/01/2015

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the UAE capital's entrant in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), got off to a flying start today on the third leg of the race from its homeport to Sanya in China, looking to maintain its record of podium finishes so far in the epic, round-the-world race. Thick fog prevailed for the short, inshore section of the course just off the Abu Dhabi Corniche breakwater, making for tense action as the six crews fought for the lead in tricky, low-visibility conditions as they ...  >>MORE

Zayed bin Nahyan tours Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race destination village ahead of big weekend

Posted on 02/01/2015

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, on Thursday took a tour of Abu Dhabi's Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Destination Village as it prepared for a packed weekend ahead, with fans and visitors flocking to the Corniche Breakwater to catch the racing action as well as enjoying the last two days of Village activities and excitement. There, he was given a full ...  >>MORE

Corniche Bay to witness Volvo Race Pro-Am In-Port Race and fleet departure

Posted on 01/01/2015

Abu Dhabi city is readying for a spectacular weekend of international sailing activity as the UAE capital prepares to host the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) stopover Pro-Am race, the much-anticipated In-Port race and the spectacular ceremonial fleet departure when the Volvo Ocean 65 competing yachts set sail for Leg 3 of the round-the-world epic to Sanya in China. The action starts on New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1st, when the six remaining competing yachts race for honours in the Pro-Ams. And ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi turns on Arabian charm to welcome Volvo Ocean Race

Posted on 14/12/2014

Dutch Volvo Ocean Race contender Brunel was given a rousing Arabian welcome as it took Leg 2 honours in the epic, round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race which reached the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) capital 12.25 local time on Saturday, 13 December. Brunel crossed the finish line off Abu Dhabi's coastline 23 days, 16 hours, 25 minutes and 20 seconds after the Leg 2 race start in Cape Town. The Dutch entry arrived 16 minutes 20 seconds ahead of Chinese entry Dongfeng and two places in advance of Abu ...  >>MORE

Blue Planet concert makes a splash in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 13/12/2014

Looking at the history of the world's oceans, it was a night billed as a majestic mix of cinematography, music and nature – and it didn't disappoint. The Arabian Gulf debut of BBC Worldwide's highly anticipated Blue Planet in Concert opened the Abu Dhabi stopover of this year's Volvo Ocean Race in a 90-minute show featuring Oscar-nominated composer George Fenton. Crowds filled the seating area, eagerly awaiting the 78-piece orchestra. The musicians performed on a purpose-built floating stage ...  >>MORE

Volvo Ocean Race closes in Abu Dhabi, fans urged to deliver a ‘stand-out’ UAE welcome

Posted on 13/12/2014

The residents and sailing fans across the UAE have being urged to help cheer on the hardy Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) fleet this weekend as it arrives in Abu Dhabi at the end of the 5,200 nautical mile voyage from Cape Town in Leg 2 of the round-the-world epic. The winner and podium place sharers are now expected past the finish line and into the Corniche Bay at around approximately 1pm on Saturday and, at this stage, it's anybody's guess who will take victory honours. The three lead contenders - ...  >>MORE

Sultan bin Tahnoon Tours Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village

Posted on 13/12/2014

Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Department of Transport, Government of Abu Dhabi, yesterday took a tour of the UAE capital's Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Destination Village as it opened its gates to the public. Sheikh Sultan was given a full briefing on the packed activities planned at the sprawling 35,000 square metre, purpose-built waterfront site on the UAE capital's stunning Corniche Breakwater, the port-of-call for 23 days of ...  >>MORE

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Volvo Ocean Race reveals route for next year’s race, and it is the longest yet


National Day Sailing Regatta to kick off at Corniche Breakwater in Abu Dhabi


Team Abu Dhabi XCAT to share sailing world cup stage


DIMC begins race season under the slogan ‘Brave Martyrs’


Mohamed bin Zayed receives Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team


Abu Dhabi team wins Volvo Ocean Race's in-port series


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing win 12th edition of Volvo Ocean Race


ADOR set for celebrations on final leg to Sweden


ADOR ready for final leg of Volvo Race


‘The vision was to win the race’: Six years later, Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race dreams realised ‘The vision was to win the race’: Six years later, Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race dreams realised


UAE sailing fans applaud victorious Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing seal victory in 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race with one leg to go


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ready to take on stormy leg 8 in 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing aims for magnificent seven of in-port race podiums


Despite ‘torture’ of Leg 7, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s lead largely intact


Race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leaves Newport on Atlantic crossing


Abu Dhabi Media’s Yas Channel to carry Al Gaffel dhow race


Abu Dhabi Ocean racing tops In-Port Race Series leaderboard after newport fightback


Abu Dhabi target return to top spot in US


ADOR stars aiming to earn their stripes at US finish line


Sir Bani Yas Offshore Tour kicks off with 60 sailing boats


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing aiming for Brazilian 'one-two' at Itajai In-Port Race


Sir Bani Yas to host offshore sailing race


ADOR wins fifth leg of VOR


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Adil Khalid returns to full fitness


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing retain narrow Leg 5 lead


Abu Dhabi takes Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 lead as fleet rounds treacherous Cape Horn coast


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing remains top of In-Port Race leaderboard despite sixth place finish in Auckland


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing gets triple boost from New Zealand rugby superstars


Abu Dhabi Ocean racing leads Volvo Ocean Race after tense second place finish in Auckland


Team SCA take the long way round as Abu Dhabi lead Volvo Ocean Race leg 4


ADOR completes hat-trick of Volvo Ocean Race leg podium finishes


Mcilroy, Walker stage ‘world’s longest distance’ selfie


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing chase Leg 3 leaders


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leads fleet off to China


Zayed bin Nahyan tours Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race destination village ahead of big weekend


Corniche Bay to witness Volvo Race Pro-Am In-Port Race and fleet departure


Abu Dhabi turns on Arabian charm to welcome Volvo Ocean Race


Blue Planet concert makes a splash in Abu Dhabi


Volvo Ocean Race closes in Abu Dhabi, fans urged to deliver a ‘stand-out’ UAE welcome


Sultan bin Tahnoon Tours Abu Dhabi’s Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village